4.6 out of 5 (38 experiences)
Also known as
spiderwort, inchplant, Tradescantia pendula Zebrina pendula and Wandering dude
What other plant parents say
I really wanted to love her. She looks so pretty in pictures, but she’s a little scraggly and fragile. As she grows, her under leaves die, making the plant look less than full. Also, I just found out…
I love this plant! I love her colors and the way she looks hanging in my window. Easy to propagate to share or fill in to make the pot look fuller. Grows fast, so clipping her back for propagation do…
Mine has been tough through soil molds/fungus as well as fungus gnats and it just keeps growing. I love the long trailing vines and vibrant colors though it can be dramatic if it doesn’t get enough w…
amazing plant, highly recommend. It sometimes looks like it’s malnourished but it is better than ever. Produces babies really fast and trails very easily. Good in any conditions. She crazy but she fun
After planting a starving for attention plant I saw at the nursery, I fell in love with these plants. They bloom easily and are mega troopers. Xoxo
this plant has been so happy in indirect, low light. i love how it looks hanging on my wall!
I got mine as a propagation about 3-4 months ago and so far it’s not fussy!
Clip anytime and place in water to easily propogate
My plant is so lush and I barely bother it.
Impressed with the fast growth!
How to care for Zebrina
Zebrina needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Zebrina may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Zebrina after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.